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May 9, 2013 12:00am PDT
.s. attorney. we talk about fraud and identify theft and hate crimes and civil rights issue and there's one thing that comes up in absolutely every conversation that i have had with people in the district, and that was bullying. and it really, it was, it's not surprising to the people in this room, i know. it was not surprising to me but it was troubling to me that in every community that i was meeting with, this was an issue prrp violence, harassment, physical, cyber, social, children on children, this kind of behavior is so disturbing and so troubling and so heartbreaking to so many people. even in this place, even in san francisco, california and northern california, which has got to be if not the most tolerant place in the country certainly amuck the most tolerance and diverse places in the community, this is what i was hearing out in the community and it's something we wanted to get involved in. and i'm so grateful that as a result of that all of you have agreed to come together to have a conversation about this issue with us included. i can't tell you how much we appreciate it. so
May 9, 2013 12:30am PDT
students, the role of our federal government. tom perez, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil right
May 9, 2013 1:00am PDT
to that. and it is about state leadership, not just looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the point o
May 7, 2013 7:00am PDT
summary of the laws. the ada, calif. building code, the civil rights, and our experts here will elaborate. we also have a list of certified caps at work in san francisco for you. carla johnson with the mayor's office of disability has created a really good it died of out to interview your experts to make sure you are getting the best quality product for you. been next -- the money you pay for the inspection you can take as a tax deduction. any money that if you have taken can be applied as a tax deduction. this can be done on an annual basis. next, the opportunity, and a fund -- opportunity loan fund, providing for small businesses to pay for the inspection or to make improvements needed. to do it before you receive the lawsuit. and lastly, we of the bar association and their resources. they're providing their legal service for you. this last thing i am going to share with you in terms of what we have seen in our office is that with the individuals, that does not necessarily mean an individual will follow up with a lawsuit. what we've seen in our office is the individual's will send you a
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May 6, 2013 11:30pm PDT
to make a speech to congress. they say, "don't fight for civil rights. it's a lost cause. you'll never get it through. it's a noble cause but a lost cause. don't fight for it." you know what he says? he said, "what the hell is the presidency for then?" and he sets out to pass... ( applause ) and he sets out to pass civil rights bills, the voting right bills, medication bill, education bill. he changes the country. >> stephen: all those things, medicare, voting rights, civil rights bill, head start, right? all those things -- did this book start off as a series of spooky stories to scare republicans around a camp fire at night? because all of those things are things they'd like to get rid of at this point. >> yes, they certainly would. the thing was the other side, you know, all these things like head start, we think maybe they failed. but the reason we think they failed, stephen, is that they never got adequately funded because the other side of lyndon johnson was vietnam. he escalated that war until there was not enough money for anything else. >> stephen: in the fog of war, bob mcnamara,
May 6, 2013 11:00pm EDT
think this is a little-known fact civil rights did not come to america in one bill in 1964. bad back that was public accommodations. voting rights came in 1965. london of -- nondiscrimination and employment and housing came in 1972. voting rights was extended to language minorities in 1975. so literally what you had was an 11-year wave of good bills that addressed the problem. wepoint is this cycle, should get the best deal good deal. if we don't, then we should continue, given that they say we have all this political power, 15 million registered voters, then it'll be 20 million. given that we have all this political power, that this fight may go on, and if we don't get a good bill we should fight, bill. >> i have a few other people want to engage in this conversation. congressman who is here at the table literally. i would like to get everyone else involved. let mepushed back -- push back on you for the sake of probing more deeply here. after sandy ago, head, after our precious babies were gunned down at school, there may have been three people in america who sought we would ,ot hav
May 4, 2013 2:45pm EDT
on the effect the letter and the civil-rights movement and dr. king's believe in the urgency of the movement. this is an hour and 15 minutes. >> good evening. welcome. we are pleased you have joined us this evening. also want to welcome our good friends from c-span who are kidding tonight's program. it will be broadcast on booktv at a future time. also please note we have books for sale in the back and i am sure our authors will be happy to sign those for you. the doors are locked. you cannot leave until all the books have been sold. martin luther king often quoted the nineteenth century abolitionist thomas parker who said the arc of the universe is long but bends toward justice. i was thinking about that today as we set up and prepared for this program because today is april 9th. on april 9th, 1963, 50 years ago this very day, four young black college students walked in the front door of this building down stairs, went over to a table and sat down and started to read. one of them described to me later he was scared he was about to be arrested. birmingham's libraries in those days were segre
May 7, 2013 4:30am PDT
students civil rights in a meeting today after a federal investigation revealed the district mishandled a bullying case. the u.s. department of education for civil rights found a violation for the district back in december involving a middle school student who was being bullied due to a disability. the agency said the district violated the school's civil rights by not properly handling that case. the palo alto weekly reports the district is adjusting its policy and will now update its progress during this morning's meeting. >>> we have some interesting weather happening out there right now. 60 degrees to start the day in san francisco. you are at 61 in oakland and 55 degrees in livermore. we still have showers on the radar. nothing heavy. in fact, we are dealing with about a third as much precipitation as we head at this point yesterday. we are going to see more of that as we head throughout the day. wrap-around moisture from a cut-off low still impacting the bay area through today, tonight and the first part of tomorrow. highs are going to be comfortable. you don't need the heavy coat
May 9, 2013 11:00pm PDT
it's very exciting to see everybody talking about civil rights litigate or heroes which i think they are. >> what is next in the film and what do you see for film and how do people learn more about it. >> the film will be on hbo in july in the summer series which is great because they do a lot of marketing. we are selecting the open night. which is a thousand seat audience. it is the premier selection. it's at the film festival as it went to sundance and they voted it and it's a film we would like to bring home. we are doing as many film festivals as we can. we won the audience award and jury award in miami and doing as many speaking and community talk back events. the film i hope will become a gathering point for people to use and say this is what's happening in our jurisdiction. this shows the experience of just a few lawyers. there are many people struggling to do a great job across the country. >> what's your website? >> we'll be taking questions. now let's move to john rapping who is one of the individuals featured in the film. john, i remember when you first talked about s
May 6, 2013 4:00pm PDT
, but lbj with the civil rights act, voting rights act. it's very complicated because of the vietnam war, but i think he has done more for the country. >> no more greater pieces of legislation than the civil rights acts, but because he lied to get us in vietnam war, that makes it a horrible answer on michael shure's part. but i would throw out dwight eisenhower. because in 1957, sending troops in little rock and using the power and muscle to enact silver rights change and then a speech when he leaves hoves about the military industrial complex which every progressive american could get behind. >> that was a speech. that wasn't him being president but a speech on his way out. >> cenk: i've been watching "the untold history of the united states" by oliver stone and it makes you hate all of our presidents. >> who do you late the least. >> cenk: let me tell you why. eisenhower, you're right, he had a lot of great things. on the other hand he did the overthrowing of mosadag in iran. and that screwed us over foreyears. and lyndon b johnson foreign policy was as disaster and malicious and not j
May 8, 2013 3:00pm PDT
the stories about young people leading -- in fact leading so much of though civil rights movement, and their fascinated and encouraged and inspired. so let's talk about the chile and get that over with. the chilly involved two boys slamming against me in the cafeteria, and although in every media it says i dumped a bowl of chile on a dude's head. however, i dropped the chilly -- the tray the cutlery the whole thing, and it landed on two boys and for that i was suspended. but you don't know about the three chile or soup incidents against me. so we only tell the part of the story. we leave out quite a lot, and that disturbs me and that is unfair to our young people. because little rock is an inspirational story, about self determination of young people, and we do them a disservice by not telling them about it. because they long to know. >> michael: let's keep talking to the young people, because one of the people that always strikes me and i think a lot of young people when they see children in the face of adversity -- one of the things that always struck me abo
May 6, 2013 3:00pm PDT
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May 7, 2013 6:00am PDT
it was found to be fake, he sued for violation of his civil rights. the san jose city council is expected to approve a settlement sometime today that would pay his legal fees and award him $150,000 >>> the palo alto school district will discuss a student's civil rights in a meeting today after a federal investigation revealed the district mishandled a bullying case. u.s. department of education office for civil rights found a violation in the district back in december. it was involving a middle school student who;w> was being bullie due to a disability. the agency said the district violated the student's civil rights but not properly handling the case. palo alto reports they are adjusting their policy and will update their progress during this morning's meeting >>> it is 6:03. we are watching all the changes going on in the weather. we will give you a live look spanning over the bay bridge in san francisco. christina loren is here to tell us specifically what to look for tuesday and beyond. >>> i am always looking 15 days out, because i want to know what's to come. the sooner i can let yo
May 8, 2013 12:00pm EDT
of liberty and justice for all, if we want to deal with one of the biggest civil rights issues i think in our country, then we have to ensure every child has an equal chance for a high-quality education regardless of the zip code they're born into. madam president, long before i was elected to public office, i spent years working with an education centered nonprofit called the "i have a dream foundation." and in my role there, i visited schools all over the united states. more often than not, schools in very tough communities and neighborhoods, schools that were in public housing developments or that were in some of the most forlorn and troubled neighborhoods in all of america. and something that struck me over and over again was when i'd go into an elementary school and talk to a whole group of young kids and say, what do you dream of, what do you hope to be when you grow up in and they'd raise their hands and you'd ask -- none of them said i dream of being in a gang, i dream of being in jail, i dream of being a drug dealer, i dream of dying before 20. they'd say, i dream of being a senator
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May 4, 2013 10:00am EDT
transcends the issue of immigration status. this is matter of civil and human rights. >> lou: it's inspiring. i can't find any connection whatsoever to your civil rights or i haven't heard anyone suggest that people who are acting in contra investigation of your laws are somehow entitled to civil rights? >> people the people aren't americans. you are sinking the boat here. >> lou: why is it that the chamber of commerce, business roundtable, all of the elites on the right and left are combined? they spent, by the way, $1.5 billion from 2008 to 2012 lobbying on this one issue, more than any other issue before the u.s. congress and senate. >> they want cheap labor. rest of us make up the difference. i have never seen an issue the elite the elected representatives and media or one side and that is why they have to lie. to see marco rubio saying, oh, no, they won't be able to collect any government assistance of. he said a week after they voted down to prevent illegal aliens to get benefits under obamacare. about 50% of illegal immigrants are collecting welfare now. >> lou: it is a peculiar time
May 7, 2013 3:00pm PDT
requiring voters to show photo i.d. at the polls. many civil rights leaders say this is no different than a poll tax that was used in the past to disenfranchise african-american voters. naacp will entail a statewide tour to press republican policies in their district. we'll go on with our civil rights affects our lives today. with us from north carolina is president of the naacp reverend william barber. it's a pleasure having you here. thank you for coming. i want you to tell us what you're seeing in north carolina, what restrictions are lawmakers proposing. >> we're seeing a number of things. first of all let me thank you for allowing us to come on. and if i might, in order to see what we're seeing we might have to talk about what we have seen. that is in the naacp we have built the people's coalition. 170 organizations starting in 2006. as a part of the victory of this massive diverse anti-racism anti-poverty coalition in the south we were able to win in the south state the most progressive laws in voting. we were able to win same day registration, early voting, sunday voting. and what
May 4, 2013 2:30pm PDT
. , and restrictions on civil rights. almost he posted on the streets are subject to fines or prison. onhomeless people posted the streets are subject to fines or prison. they cook volunteer meals for the needy. he has been living on the streets for 14 years. he says he has never been treated as badly as now. he says he feels like a fourth class citizen, and that the homeless are not even treated as citizens. he says he can only find work on a black market. the government says there are always jobs available to the homeless, but that is not true. they belong to a student network set up last year via social media. they protested against the fourth constitutional revision, which cracks down on the homeless. to thefourth amendment constitution was a big point in this whole protest. >> he acknowledges that one of the problems is that the opposition is unable to unite and join forces. >> we are angry. we want change. ,he way things are working here you have to see that this is a long process. no one has ever managed to crumble the current government. >> they hope they can help change hungary in the long run
May 4, 2013 1:00pm EDT
if the -- town happened to be where the three civil right workers were killed, three white and one black. was that a coincidence or was that a overtone to the people who seemed to connect with the dots? >> host: thank you, sir. >> guest: thank you for the question. i have not studied that particular incident so i can't tell you for sure what was going on there i do remember the press coverage at the time and there was a lot of turn about that in certain quarters. i'd like to think it was a coincidence, and i'd like to think that what reagan really was doing, though, was definitely trying to appeal to disaffected white voters in the south, who he knew would be key to his campaign as president. and a key component of that appeal has often been, since the 1964 signing of the civil rights act by a democratic president, key component has always been saying we're the party that is going to stand up for white people as opposed to being a party that grant all these rights to black people. and it's an unfortunate chapter and it's one reason why our poll particulars have used code words, because w
May 5, 2013 10:00pm EDT
on immigration, civil rights, foreign policy, government union, and especially liberal education warrant considerable attention by politicians today. this is, i believe, was he was a religious man. he didn't think a republic was possible without moral and religious education. and he believed that holy command you should know the truth and set you free. ought to be the guiding principle in all of our educational system as well as our republic. america, he argued, was founded by religious man. it's finest schools succeeded because they shape souls as well as opinions. and as we know, great presidents are products are of the education. he knew well the value of education because the political thought was shaped. .. >> the ambassador to mexico and secretary of commerce and attorney-general and supreme court justice don't never philosophically and perhaps physically far from his professors flexors -- lectures he never forgot them. he believes that would refresh the sole to bring just reward from the here and now. we looked upon gorman as a man who walked with god and his course was a demonstr
May 8, 2013 12:00pm PDT
at the mental health center in the richmond district. i have always been passionate about civil rights, equality for everyone. i have a 10-year-old daughter, so having a girl has made me much more sensitive to gender equality issues. i guess i have always been vocal about my politics, but as a supervisor, i have to listen to other perspectives and making decisions. >> very soon there will be of much more seniors in that area. we are trying to focus on whether a stop sign or stoplight might help. >> tried to look at issues of senior nutrition programs, alzheimer's research, even housing policies that allowed our buildings to become more senior-friendly. also looking at how to support senior services, neighborhood- by-neighborhood programs that allow aging in place. people who are getting older helping each other stay in their homes and communities longer so that they can contribute as long as possible, as opposed to institutionalizing them. >> i support working families, livable communities, definite drawn support for the small business. even in my district, there are pockets of poverty and many
Comedy Central
May 6, 2013 7:25pm PDT
for civil rights. >> jon: you're right, jason jones. that would have been awesome. we'll have to wait. we'll have to wait for football. we'll wait for football. >> that's right. that's right. welcome back. my guest tonight, oh, we have a new film. iron man 3. >> working on it, sir. this is a prototype. ( cheers and applause ). >> jon: robert downey, jr. we love you! ( cheers and applause ). >> jon: so... so. jon: i hope this works out for you. >> thanks, jon. i'm plugging away. >> jon: i think that's right. i think that's right. this phenomenon. >> right. jon: is insanity. it's worldwide insanity. >> yes. i should come out right now. >> jon: it would be dramatic. ( cheers and applause ). people are shaking with excitement and glee. >> right. i mean, i feel this way about, you know, the movies that i was really into growing up. i love the enthusiasm. >> jon: were you a super hero guy growing up? your father was a director so you were involved in film. >> i mean i was around movies ought time. they were underground movies. very cool stuff. but i mean i remember when i saw the first superman
May 10, 2013 12:00am PDT
. there is nothing civil about letting somebody without their right mind decompensate to the to point that they lose their lives and sometimes other people lose their lives. our mother recently had called me and said that her son had been on the streets because he also left their house and the police called her first thing in the morning. she hadn't seen him in a long time and he had paranoid schizophrenia. they said your son is in the hospital. we arrested him on a 51/50. he was walking naked in the street in the middle of the night talking to himself. the mother and father jumped in the car and went to the emergency room and by the time they got there, the hospital had released him. i don't understand this. it's just, you know, i'm not a lawyer and i wasn't in the mental health field before, i just, i don't understand it. the qualifications and criteria for a holder extreme and they are unrealistic. a person much be imminently danger to self or others or gravely disabled before they are picked up. if your shelter is under a freeway, if he knows of a garbage can that he can frequent, he's not grave
May 9, 2013 5:00pm PDT
for one of the defining civil rights battles of our day. your critics say that sir you can't pick and choose which laws and rules you follow. however, when reading the bible jesus never says a thing against same-sex relationships. a lot of our homophobic friends are picking which parts they follow. how do you respond to your critics? >> well, of course, i'm making clear that i did not just pick and choose which rules to obey. i take the disciplinary rules very seriously. but when particular rules directly conflict with the substance of the christian gospel and including the methodist vision, its vision of inclusiveness, then i have to say this is a problem. it is just like the united states saying you know, we believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and the freedom of all people. at the same time, we want african-americans to be a segregate and marginalized and we want women to be subordinate to their husbands. they're not permitted to have equal standing in society. well, those are conflicts. and in fact, what i love about the united methodist discipline is it opens
May 9, 2013 1:00pm EDT
, that this group of politicians in washington now have got to have the civil rights division start setting their own guidelines and standards about how to do their work. i think most law officers would be offended and feel like they had been disrespected in their professional -- and their professionalism questioned by his. >> i understand, it's not a question of civil rights division setting the policy, it's the question of the secretary of homeland security issuing the policy to the secretary in consultation with civil rights but it would certainly be the secretary of homeland security issues the policy frankly, if i was secretary of homeland security i might be able to issue it. the kind of policies people are going to use force, i want to ensure that i do it in such a way that the -- that they follow those policies, that they're protected, that they can say, we followed the procedure. i think this is as protective of the law enforcement people as anything else in guaranteeing their professionalism and their trust worthiness. buzz of that, i just wanted to explain why i would oppose it b
May 6, 2013 12:50am EDT
witnessed? things like protests, oycotts. the civil rights movement or today, abortion protests or boycotting certain companies and things like that. how should christians decide when to be a quiet witness versus when it is appropriate to be loud? >> well, aristotle wrote a marvelous book called "the rhetoric was quote and he said to persuade you need a tripod of threes things. he used greek word. ethos, pathos and -- thos is being perceived as ethically congruent. that is what witnessing without words is all about. the problem is, we are often loud before we have the prelude of the silent witness of our integrity and of our sensitivity, particularly to the marginalized. so, i think, yes, there is a time for a louder witness. but that should be preceded by a lot of loving, a lot of serving. the civil rights movement was actually a great example of itnessing without words. because -- i participated. i was in alabama in the 1960s at the segregated lunch counters and i sat in the audience listening to martin luther king speak. we put our bodies on the line without making speeches.
May 5, 2013 6:15am EDT
of 23 he was recognized as one of the big six of the civil rights movement. he was one of the architects of the 53 march on washington and he was the keynote speaker representing sncc and the only speaker still living. on march 7, 1965 john lewis lead over 600 people orderly protesters across the edmund pettus bridge in selma alabama. they intended to march to selma to montgomemontgome ry to demonstrate the need for voting rights in alabama. but the marchers were attacked by alabama state troopers and a brutal confrontation that is now known as lovely sunday. 13 years ago the congressman started an annual congressional civil rights pilgrimage with a faith and politics institute in washington and ever since then he has led a delegation of bipartisan members of congress, civil rights leaders clergy musicians filmmakers got to meet most importantly as a student of all ages to pass on the memory and appearances of those days. to the next generation of marchers. i have now had the privilege of marching across that bridge twice with congressman lewis and just a few weeks ago we the delegation
May 7, 2013 4:00pm PDT
in the civil rights era when they said oh, you know, it's you're not tolerant of my interpretation of the bible that says that blacks and whites are not equal. that sounds outrageous today right? they used the bible to justify slavery, anti civil rights, et cetera. the minute you challenge them, they'd cry oh, i'm the victim, why won't you let me use the bible to hate other people? you know who didn't want to use the bible to hate other people? jesus christ, except there was no bible back then, but you see my point. >> dominic red said because there will always be easily influenced people, should libs fight fire with fire? cenk: generally i'm in favor of extra fire. i like fight be fire with fire. they have money, we should raise more money and then crush them and then get money out of politics. you don't want to be like them. what they do is they lie. if you lie then you lost credibility, and what was the point of doing this in the first place? i'm not playing a partisan game here. the democrats are not my uncles. i got no interest in defending them. we fight back with the fire of honesty, for
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May 11, 2013 11:00am PDT
is this nomination so sdmefrl. >> several reasons. mr. perez is head of the civil rights division at the justice department. he was using a shaky legal theory to ecotract settlement out of banks. mr. perez did a deal with the city to get the case with drawn -- >> from the supreme court? >> from the supreme court docket. >> this was a case that st. paul had been litigating for how long? >> almost a decade. in addition the feds brought two claims again whistle blowers that could have brought home as much as $200 million to taxpayers but that wasn't all. he was -- after south carolina's voice recorder i.d. law was confirm -- voter i.d. law was confirmed by a court, he harassed the state. that's just the beginning, paul. >> what about the emails that he had been using his personal account, personal e-mail account to conduct government business which is a violation of the federal records act? now that has become a source of contention, as well. explain. >> well, the house has been investigating this quid pro quo with the city of st. paul about a year now. well before he was nominated for labor secret
May 5, 2013 6:30pm PDT
have to, we have to change that. we have to know. >> to me, the real power that made the civil rights movement happen is going to be the power that makes this sandy hook promise take place. and, just as i dedicated it myself to -- it shaped my whole life, being at that march on washington. i dedicated myself to not only eliminating that horrific unfairness, but other unfairnesses. and celebrating the wonderment of what happens when you do confront it. what will change this country are two things. number one, it's not just the passage of a bill. if people don't have it in their hearts, if we don't believe in ways that you've been talking about, that we care about each other and we can find common ground, and we can reach across the divide, then we're not going to get there. we need to build love. and frankly, in the adults, that's a tough thing to do. but if we concentrate on our kids, giving them a loving environment, i'm telling you something, this sandy hook promise is going to be fulfilled. >> there is one song in the concert, "family." can you talk about that a moment? and then, i
May 5, 2013 5:30pm PDT
with the rapper lil' wayne over a controversial song he's recorded about the civil rights icon emmett till. earlier this week, pepsico pulled an internet ad which left many wondering about the line between art and commerce. here's nbc's kevin tibbles. >> reporter: from the moment this ad for mountain dew hit the internet, criticism poured in. >> i don't think i can do this! >> reporter: so much criticism, mountain dew's parent company pepsico quickly had it pulled. >> what was it saying? black, thuggish men victimizing a white woman. is that what pepsi is saying that mountain dew stands for? >> the ad features a woman made up to appear as if she's been assaulted along with members of an alternative hip-hop group in a police lineup. it was produced by popular rapper and video producer tyler the creator. >> the risk here when you try to borrow some of the cultural relevance from someone who is controversial is that they push it a little too far, push it beyond the boundaries of what a brand is comfortable with. >> in this case, some members of the public became very uncomfortable. one calmed
May 7, 2013 12:00am PDT
to make choices in our lives. it was really millions of decisions that people made that made the civil rights movement succeed in come to washington. our decisions for the common good create a social movement that may change possible. so yes, i want to hold politicians accountable. democrats calmer but republicans in the white house, i try to push real hard. i am telling them -- they are like people with their fingers up in the air to see which way the wind is blowing. we have to change the wind if we are going to change washington. tavis: so you are talking about the demos. i try to figure out how that works in a contemporary moment, when most of that demos, if i read the surveys and polls correctly, the majority of that demos things that washington is broken, dysfunctional, does not have much trust in those institutions that once had trust and faith in. i am just trying to figure out where the momentum to generate the movement that you referenced imam ago, where does that come from? you don't get a movement without some momentum. >> that is the right question. i am doing 18 cities, 4
May 11, 2013 12:00am PDT
by little, they bought the piece of property. to spirit that my mother had have all of these civil rights meetings and protests on our lawn. >> my mother did someone -- did something extremely courageous for someone at that time in puerto rico. she was devoted to my father. she was just about 20, which was unheard of. she did something remarkably and tok a ship to new york city see if she could find some kind of other life. when she made enough money and had earned just about enough english, she took the ship back to puerto rico. she had to go back for christmas. her idea was to bring me back to the united states for the better life that she was after. >> myom lets me with a smile. my dad blessed me with the work ethic. i combined the two and here i am today. came with a title sign that said, "i am yours." >> that is your mama? ♪ she is out there, i am yours. , "here i am, signed, sealed, delivered, i am yours ." i said, brilliantm,a. >> she loved ella fitzgerald and diana washington. >> your mom had good taste. >> parents, they make a mistake and think that they own the children. the c
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. we are lucky to have benefit from your civil rights advocacy documentation of chinese-american history for serving as an advisor to the friends of roots program, program every year that sends another generation of future chinese-american leaders to find your roots. the saturday laura is going to be honored this incredible network of chinese-american leaders on the occasion of the gala. and because of that i want to present a proclamation that hopefully we will adopt later his program today to declare april 27th, 2013, as laura li day in san francisco. on behalf of the constituents that ever-present in chinatown, you have been an amazing blessing and thank you for everything that you have done. apl (applause)>> i feel lucky to have you in the city. i want to thank you for supporting richmond district residents and for supporting so many community-based organizations from caa to the chinese progressive, organization inspiring young people in our communities. i also want to acknowledge that on saturday, i know a number of us will be there to cheer on laura li day, but tha
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april. he has truly become not only an icon in san francisco, but an icon for lgbt rights and civil rights for the rest of the country and indeed, the world. the second thing that we learned that is in the process of honoring harvey milk, it is important for people to make sure that the honoring does happen in a way that brings people together. that actually is consistent with the legacy of harvey milk, that was basically unifying san francisco. with that intent and that spirit, this proposal is being introduced. it is a proposal that we have been working on for the last few weeks and i want to thank a number of colleagues on the board who have spoken to me about this issue. i want to thank mayor lee. it is with his support that i am proud today to announce that next tuesday, we will be introducing an ordinance that will do a number of things. first, it will make it clear that we in san francisco intend to name one of the terminals at the san francisco international airport after harvey milk. that the process for naming that terminal and deciding whether or not to name other facili
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better to look at your property today, have it inspected, and make the changes because this is a civil rights statute. it is the same thing as discrimination based on race, and it is treated the same way in the courts. >> i heard the previous speaker make some good points about be a pro are the -- proactive about getting a task inspector before you get sued. i am f. task inspector. if you have to cut -- heard the term thrown around, inspection created by our state senators, and it is really great information out there that i want to encourage everyone. i will not be able to go into extensive details, but i will be able to tell you a little bit of what is involved. the difference is in the california building code. i can also give you tips on how to choose and specter appeared first of all, the program has an inspector's knowledge of the california building code, and the reason why that is so important is because you have to comply with both. the california billing code is enforced when you get a building permit, and forced by the local building requirements. it says all new buildings h
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a victory for civil rights and justice. san francisco one of the first cities in the united states to establish a public defenders office opened it's doors in 1921. whereas gideon's promise lives on in the san francisco public defenders office which service 25,000 indigent people every year. whereas city of the san francisco joined with the public defenders and the legal aid lawyers to celebrate the right to counsel. therefore be it resolved the san francisco -- march 18th as gideon versus wayne right day as acknowledgment for the 50 years of the united states landmark decision as well as the work of the public defenders who continue to fulfill the rights. [ applause ] >> thank you very much. i would like to thank the board of supervisors and the mayor's office as well. i would like to share with the public defenders. ken is here and as well as dave from the public defenders office. [ applause ] >> i'm sorry. ron from the santa clara's office. key note speaker. this came out yesterday on the anniversary. she's a contributing editor and writer at the washington magazine. her work ha
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didn't hear him say what i was hoping for which is this is also a civil rights violation. this is a hate crime perpetrated against these women because of their gender. that's also on the books. >> how would you make that case beyond the obvious? >> you show that he targeted women because of his animus against them. >> how do you make that an extraordinarily important? in other words, you could argue all heterosexual rape, if you want to call it that, male, female, is related to anger, domination. how would you distinguish this from the general argument that all rape is of that nature? >> one could politically make an argument even a single rape is a hate crime. i'm saying here you have three women kidnapped because they're female. raped because they're female. beaten because they're female. what case -- what better case is there than this? he should make it as a political statement. he should make the remarks clear that this is a civil rights violation against women under his jurisdiction. >> as you point out a moment ago, the charges against this suspect are so strong, y
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wants to sound tough. the prosecutors should sound tough. how come they didn't mention civil rights, hate crimes, he targeted women for a long time, kidnap, raped them, torture. why is this not a civil rights crime? >> i'm against the death penalty and i don't think the risk of innocent people going to death should be even entertained because of some democrat mondde me go back to castro and his suicide note. you're a long-time prosecutor in these kinds of offenses. he wrote in the suicide note, i am a sexual predator. i need help. they are here against their will because they made a mistake of getting in a car with a total stranger. he said he was abused by his parents and raped by an uncle. wendy, when we know that he's admitting this to authorities, but does having it on paper in 2004 have any impact legally at all? >> well, i suppose he'll say that when he makes up his abuse excuse defense at trial, he'll say i didn't really make it up for the trial because i wrote it all those years ago but would it be a little too harsh of me, al, to say that suicidal urge he had way back then,
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